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    Halsbury’s Laws Volumes 14, 15, 15A: Companies

    Halsbury’s Law of England volumes 14, 15, 15A (2016) contain the title COMPANIES. This title replaces the title of the same name, contained in volumes 14 and 15 (2009).

    The COMPANIES title discusses the law so far as it affects companies registered under the Companies Acts, European forms of company, unregistered companies, companies regulated by the Companies Clauses Act, and overseas companies. The title deals with all aspects of company law apart from insolvency; for treatment of corporate insolvency subscribers should refer to COMPANY AND PARTNERSHIP INSOLVENCY title.

    The law is stated as at 1 June 2016, although subsequent changes have been included wherever possible. In particular, the new audit regulations, the Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016, SI 2016/649, have been fully incorporated into the title.

    Consultant Editor:

    ARAD REISBERG, LLB (cum laude), LLM, DPhil (Oxon), Professor of Corporate Law

    EF&P volume 22(1) Landlord and Tenant (Business Tenancies) 2016 reissue published in June

    This volume is mainly commentary, and this has been fully updated including new sections in relation to co-operative and community benefit societies, energy performance certificates (including their potential impact on the ability of a landlord to let his property), green deal plans and discrimination and disability issues. 

    Also including particular reference to changes to practice imposed by:

    • the Energy Act 2011 generally including minimum energy efficiency standards
    • the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
    • the Insurance Act 2015
    • the CDM Regulations 2015 

    Other key areas of legislative change since the last reissue are:

    • the Equality Act 2010
    • the Charities Act 2011
    • the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 

    All important case law developments are also covered (see source guide for detailed list).

    Changes in practice are also dealt with, in particular the new edition of the RICS 2006 Code of Practice on Service Charges in Commercial Property issued in February 2014 is comprehensively covered.


    The volume concludes with a checklist of issues to be considered when acting for business tenants taking the grant of a lease.

    Cook Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and the Law, 3rd Edition

    The new third edition of Cook Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and the Law is available now

    This new edition will cover numerous changes in legislation since the last edition – which affects almost every area of life sciences (except medicinal products and medical devices, and genetically modified products), and which are now the subject of an entirely new legal framework.  This update also captures a substantial amount of new CJEU case law in just about every area of life sciences.

    What’s new:

    • Patents – new case law including the SPC regime for de facto patent extension, second medical uses, the experimental use and regulatory review defences, and in the patenting of stem cell related inventions and inventions relating to plant breeding;
    • Data exclusivity – taking account of new official guidance, and case law (including decisions of the Commission, the EMA and its Committees) as to medicinal products, and new statutory frameworks for most other types of life sciences products that benefit from data exclusivity;
    • Coverage of new official guidance and case law in relation to orphan medicinal product exclusivity, and clinical trial transparency
    • Developments in trade marks, parallel trade and  competition law in so far as these concern life sciences products;
    • New legislation relevant to clinical trials, and official guidance and new case law as to clinical trial transparency;
    • Regulatory frameworks for life sciences products – including new legislation as to food and feed, cosmetics, plant protection and biocidal products and amended legislation as to medicinal products.

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